Japanese traditional silk brocaded embroidered wedding kimono with lining, 1970's or earlier. Fine embroidered wedding kimono gown with traditional wedding motif: flying white storks, flowers and flowers cart. Material: silk brocade
Thick wool fabric lends a sculptural quality to the ‘mariner’s cuff’ on this strictly utilitarian garment. Such a style of cuff was first seen on the coats worn by naval officers in the 1740s (navy uniform was not made official until 1748) and became a popular feature of both men’s fashionable coats and ladies’ riding jackets. A vertical opening with a scalloped flap runs parallel to the length of the sleeve and intersects the cuff.